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Racist abuse overshadows England dominant win over Bulgaria

England's 6-0 trouncing of Bulgaria has been overshadowed by racist abuse from the Sofia crowd.

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford scored the opening goal after 7 minutes to break his recent funk, before Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley bagged a double by the 32nd minute mark.

Raheem Sterling then made it 4-0 on the stroke of half-time, but it was the disgusting actions from a section of the home support which took the spotlight.

Gareth Southgate made it clear his team would follow UEFA's three-step protocol in the event of racial abuse.

A announcement was made on the PA system after 24 minutes, and Southgate and his players talked over their plan moving forward at the half-time break.

Harry Kane and Sterling added more to the total during the second stanza, with the match somehow making it to the end without the England players walking off the pitch.

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